The day after I launched my very first website back in the mid 90's, I got a call from a bride that found me on Yahoo (this was before Google existed). She was getting married in Destin, Florida and "just had to have me fly out from California to shoot her wedding"!
At first I thought it was odd that she didn't want to hire a local photographer, but she was willing to cover all of my travel expenses on top of my photography fees, so off I went!
When I showed up at the rehearsal dinner, many of the guests knew that I had flown in from "Hollywood" and that I was "an amazing photographer" (their words). Apparently the bride had been bragging about me for months and for the first time in my young career as a wedding photographer... it made me feel really special!
I realized that the bride & groom had gone to the extra effort and expense to have me at their wedding because they really wanted me! They appreciated my style of photography and spared no expense to have me document their day.
Since then, I have traveled the world shooting destination weddings for the coolest couples on the planet and I absolutely love it. When couples make that extra effort, and pay the additional expense, I feel I owe it to them to kick it up a notch and make certain that they are going to absolutely cherish their wedding photographs for years to come.
Here are just a handful of destinations that I have shot at over the last 20 years:
If you are planning a destination wedding anywhere in the world, I'd love to find a time to chat with you via FaceTime or Skype and hear about your plans.
(949) 370-0073 firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: thebeckerdotcom